I love detective stories.
I started early….
….. when I was about 8,
my Uncle Gerry bought me
the whole set of Hardy Boys
Mysteries. 1.137 altre parole
Reading Dashiell Hammett is a lot like listening to the Beatles; you’ve heard them before even if you’ve never heard them before. Edgar Allen Poe invented detective fiction, but Hammett invented the detective that audiences since immediately associate with the genre. 530 altre parole
Jim Booth at the blog The New Southern Gentlemen recently took issue with a Business Insider called “The most famous book that takes place in every state” 528 altre parole
Raymond Chandler is not only one of the finest writers in the English language: he’s the gold standard for detective fiction. But sometimes when I read him I wish he could have found a way to break out of the formula and really let his imagination loose—let all the poetry and over-too-soon bit parts fill the page. 595 altre parole
Raymond Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature. He is considered to be one of the founders of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M. 607 altre parole